Why You Need to Read Flagrant Conduct

I just finished one of the best books I’ve read in a long time: Flagrant Conduct by Dale Carpenter. Even though I’ve been supportive of gay rights as long as I can remember, I’m not as well-versed in its history. Early in the book, Carpenter sets us up with where the gay rights movement in [Read More...]

A Farewell to Beloved Children’s Author (and Atheist) Maurice Sendak

The great Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, died yesterday at the age of 83. The Illini Secular Student Alliance reminds us of this excerpt from an interview he did with NPR’s Fresh Air in 2003: “I am not a religious person, nor do I have any regrets. The war took care [Read More...]

Bill Lehto Is Sharing the Stories of Minnesotan Atheists

The Farmington Independent has a nice article about Bill Lehto, a Minnesotan who collected the personal “coming out” stories from people in the state and put them into a book with proceeds benefitting Minnesota Atheists. The hope is that the book will make it easier for readers to go public with their own atheism. Full [Read More...]

The ‘Fox Mole’ Should Change the Title of His Forthcoming Book

Joe Muto, an “an NPR-listening, Obama-loving liberal,” worked at FOX News Channel for years. Last month, he took on a role as the “Fox Mole,” reporting from the “inside” for Gawker. Not long after, he was caught, got fired, etc. Now, Muto has sold a book proposal about his time there. The tentative title: An [Read More...]

Candidate Without a Prayer: Review and Interview with Author Herb Silverman

It was a bit of a challenge writing this book review without revealing or spoiling the number of anecdotal gems contained within.  Herb Silverman, if you’re unfamiliar, is an atheist, activist, and the President of the Secular Coalition for America. When asked to review Candidate Without a Prayer, I was at first concerned that it [Read More...]


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